George Osborne has insisted that he will not cut the state pension as he looks to plug a £4 billion 'black hole' in his Budget.
During a debate with MPs, the Chancellor reiterated the Government currently has no plans to make further welfare savings to replace the continued PIP spending.
But he launched a defence of the benefits available to pensioners amid suggestions they need to be reduced to spread the impact of the cuts.
George Osborne is due to defend his Budget in parliament today following the government u-turn on welfare cuts.
Mayor London weighs in on Iain Duncan Smith's resignation and the abandoned disability payment cuts on ITV's The Agenda tonight.
MPs wonder aloud whether the chancellor is 'too scared' to respond to an emergency question over his budget.